BATHURST'S Central Western District Golf Association division one pennants title defence is off to a perfect start through two rounds, with the champion team producing another win in Sunday's second round to stay on top of the table.
Two of Bathurst's regular division one players were unavailable for the meeting against Parkes but it didn't hinder the team's momentum at the Forbes Golf Club as they scored their second straight 4-1 victory.
Bathurst's Justin Sutton bounced back from his first round defeat in a big way by beating Tim Burke 5 and 4, but the other four matches were much closer affairs.
In the battle of the number ones it was Bathurst's Reece Hodson who edged out Robert Hay 2 and 1 while David Clemens won a thriller over 19 holes against Myles Smith.
Bathurst's fourth win of the day came courtesy of reserve James Chapple, who made the most of his call-up with a comeback 20th hole success over Brad Scott.
The team's other stand-in member, Wayne Boserio, came close to giving Bathurst a 5-0 clean sweep but he finished just shy of the mark in a 2 and 1 loss to Parkes' Aaron Wilkie.
Conditions on the Forbes course were wet and miserable throughout the round but Bathurst persevered in the challenging conditions to come out on top.
Hodson said several members of the Bathurst team had great rounds to remember, especially Chapple in his comeback effort.
"There were a couple of close matches. David's game went onto the 19th and James was four down at one stage during the second half of his round but he managed to claw his way back to win on the 20th hole," he said.
"That was a big test for him. James has never played in pennants before. He's not only stoked to play in the pennants team but he was even more stoked to come back and win from behind the way he did.
"That was a great win for both him and us, and it really boosted his confidence.
"Our backup players have to be ready to jump into the team at any stage and those boys played really well. It was pouring rain all day and playing in those sorts of conditions is another challenge, as much as it is to win."
Bathurst's division one side will now travel to Mudgee to take on a Dubbo team still searching for their first win of the year.
The division two team received a tough welcome to the competition on Sunday with a 5-0 loss, the division three team narrowly went down 3-2 but the division four team remained unbeaten after their 4-1 win.